Tar Heel of the Year: The Rev. William Barber — activist, advocate and preacher – The News & Observer

Half an hour into a sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington last June about people living on the margins of American society, the Rev. William J. Barber II paused to ask, “Can I preach like I would at home for a minute?”

He shed his professorial tone and slipped into the more passionate style he uses in his pulpit at the mostly African-American Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.

Heading into the crescendo of his message of how God uses people who have been rejected by society to bring about revolution, he played his voice like a pipe organ, hitting high notes and low ones, holding some and snapping others off. He boomed. He whispered. He trembled. He sweated.

He brought the congregation to its feet. (Read more)



The Watch Dog response: Several folk have asked me why was Dr. Barber stepping down was it because of health issues? I said oh no he is moving on to work on the national level. But what has tickled me the hell out of me the most is a couple of people white and black asked me was I going to seek that post. Really? I am glad to know such a man and was in Greensboro at the NC NAACP State Convention in October 2005 when myself and some others had to fight to get him elected. I have enjoyed all he has done over the years and just excited about what he is going to do on his new post. Get ready, get ready!

Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the State Conference of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next month to join a national “poor people’s” campaign to address issues of poverty and social inequality.

“I’m not going to run for another term [as president ] of the North Carolina NAACP, and I will step down in June,” the civil rights leader said Wednesday during a teleconference.

Maintaining that the NC NAACP is “…strong in our legal victories; strong in our organizational structure; strong financially and strong in the clarity of agenda…,” the civil rights leader expressed confidence that the next state president, coming from among the organization’s four vice presidents, will be up to the task.

Barber has been president of the North Carolina chapter, the largest in the South, since 2005. He led the once troubled conference into national prominence with weekly Moral Monday demonstrations at the North Carolina state legislature since 2013, and challenging the state on controversial cases of alleged racial injustice. (Read more)

Franklinton Center Day 2015 At Bricks Whitakers NC Featuring Dr. William J. Barber II

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New Year’s Eve Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ Will Bring In The New Year At Rouse’s Abundant Life Ministries, Inc.

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Video/Pictures: Watch Night Fellowship 2012 Dilda’s Chapel FBC Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Messenger

What a powerful fellowship.

Everything was awesome, the Praise and Worship Group that fired up the service, Greenleaf Baptist Church Choir, The Mime Team and then the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Greenleaf Christian Church Goldsboro put it down. It was on up in there. See it for yourself. You can get drunk all over again if you were there and if you were not there you can can get drunk.

Bishop Jessie Jones is the Pastor of Dilda’s Chapel Fountain NC and Rouses Chapel Ayden NC.

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January will make me 26 years alcohol free. Found out I can act a fool and do not need the alcohol.
Try it you will see you don’t need alcohol to make you act a fool either.

Funny how I posted this when I arrived at the church got there 1 hour early. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II preached about drinking and it was the congregation fault if they were not drunk after his message. You have to watch the video to get it.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Guest Speaker Tri County Interfaith AIDS Initiative Annual Clients & Caregivers Recognition Banquet

Tri County Interfaith AIDS Initiative presents…..

Its Annual AIDS Clients & Caregivers Recognition Banquet

The banquet will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm at

Thorne’s Chapel  Baptist Church on Windsor Drive Rocky Mount, NC.

The keynote speaker will be  Dr. William Barber, State President of the NAACP.

There is $25.00 donation.

For additional information and to reserve a ticket call

Elder Regi Silver (252) 446-9900, extension 26.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!






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Register now for the Summer 2011 Academic Enrichment Camps from NC State University offered at the Gateway Technology Center.  (On the campus of NC Wesleyan College)


NC SU Veterinary Camp – June 13 -17

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Faith and Politics Conference

Note: To see the original brochure contact Dr. Hall or you may send me an email.

Conference Schedule
Saturday, August 21, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Elder Student Union
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

8:00 Registration
Student Union Lobby

8:45 Opening Session/Welcome
NC Black Church Survey

9:30 Role of the Black Church Panel
Rev. Kenneth Cooper
Christian Faith Baptist Church
Raleigh NC

Rev. John Mendez,
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Rev. Staccato Powell
Grace AME Zion Church
Raleigh, NC

Rev. T. Anthony Spearman
Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church
Hickory, NC

Ms. Tiffany Thomas
Duke University Divinity School

11:15 Participation Workshop I
Democracy NC
Legal Dos and Don’ts
Best Practices and Resources

12:30 Lunch (provided)
Rev. William Barber, Keynote
North Carolina NAACP
(Conference Schedule Continued).

2:10 Participation Workshop II
Blueprint NC
Use of New Technology &
Old Techniques

3:20 Advocacy Workshop
Effective Advocacy
Focus on Education,
Economic Development &

4:50 Next Steps/Closing
Youth are encouraged to attend!
North Carolina
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Name ____________________________
Address __________________________
City _________________ Zip ________
Telephone ________________________
Email: ___________________________
Church or Organizational Affiliation (optional)
Registration Fee $20 per person
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Also, after the conference, participants will receive a
DVD of the conference and a printed summary of the
civic engagement survey and training materials.

Submit one registration form per attendee. Please feel
free to reproduce this form as necessary.

Make checks payable to:
NCCU Foundation
Please put “Black Church Project” in the memo line

Detach this form and mail to:
NCCU Foundation
P. O. Box 52466
Durham, NC 27717-2466

Register Early! – Space is limited. The deadline for
registration is August 13, 2010. Your registration will
be confirmed by postcard, phone, or email.

For questions or additional information contact:
Dr. Jarvis Hall
109 Edmonds Classroom Building
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707